did not have many 1-on-1 encounters. But Durant did manage to knock the ball out of James' hands on a fast break late in the first half. The ball bounced to another Heat player without a turnover.
"I love the competition. It was fun," Durant said of James.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks joked, "I think they're better without Wade."
Mike Miller had 15 points for the Heat and Udonis Haslem added 17.
James, who came to the Heat in July from the Cleveland Cavaliers and has lifted NBA interest in South Florida to a new high, brought a roar from the crowd when he took the ball on a breakaway and threw down a powerful dunk for a 78-64 lead.
A moment later, the 6-foot-8 superstar soared for a defensive rebound, drew a foul and canned a pair of free throws. The lead went to 87-71 when James pulled up in front of the 3-point line and caught nothing but net.
Miami trailed most of the first half and did not have its first lead until 7-3 Zydrunas Ilgauskas came off the bench and drilled a 3-pointer to put the Heat on top 35-33.
After taking a rest in the second quarter, James returned to the court with Miami trailing 40-38. He muscled underneath for a bucket, hit a pair of free throws and, following Bosh's defensive rebound, connected again during a 13-3 run to take a 51-43 lead.
"We're just playing out of movement. I think that's the best basketball to play. We're going to have set plays. But most of the time we're just going to be out there reading each other."
This was a major event for Kansas City, which has yearned for an NBA or NHL franchise as an anchor tenant since Sprint Center opened in 2007.
Local celebrities ringing the court included Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Todd Haley, coach of the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs, and Kansas basketball coach Bill Self. Self drew a big laugh when he was caught in the first quarter on the "kiss cam." Realizing he was on the big TV screen above the floor, he obligingly leaned over and gave Cindy Self a big kiss.
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詹姆斯，誰來到熱火在七月份從克里夫蘭騎士隊和NBA的興趣已取消在南佛羅里達的新高，帶來了咆哮的人群時，他把球上分離，並扔下一個強大的扣籃為 78 - 64領先。
休息過後，在第二季度，詹姆斯回到了邁阿密法院尾隨 40-38。他肌肉發達的桶下方，創下了對罰球後，波什的防守籃板，再連接一個 13-3運行期間採取 51-43領先。